According to a new report commissioned by Amicus Commercial Finance, well over half (61%) of invoices issued by UK small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) remain unpaid within the debtor day period. Of these, almost three-quarters (70%) of firms say they rely on getting paid during their debtor day period to avoid facing a shortage…

Winding up Petitions have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette for the following companies: A-CLASS GENERAL BUILDERS LTD ‎ABBEYGATE ROOFING LTD ACE AIR CONDITIONING EXPRESS LTD ADMIRAL LAND & ESTATES LTD ‎AEGIS ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS LTD ALPHA 1 SECURITY SERVICES (G.B) LTD ALPHABET CITY TRADING LTD BRITISH RAILWAYS NORTHAMPTON (L.M.R.) SPORTS AND SOCIAL CLUB ‎BROMSHIRE…

Administration notices have been issued and advertised in the London Gazette  for the following companies: A & R ELECTRICAL AND SOLAR SUPPLIES LTD ‎‎A-BELCO PROPERTY LTD ACQUISITION 3953278 LTD ‎ACQUISITION 3957865 LTD ADAMS ADVERTISING & DESIGN LTD ‎ALPHACARE NW LTD APPIANGATE LTD B D MANTELS LTD ‎‎BARKER BROOKS MEDIA LTD BB UK OPERATIONS LTD ‎BLUCHIE LTD…

An overwhelming majority of insolvency and restructuring experts believe the UK’s decision to leave the EU will lead to a rise in corporate insolvencies in the next year, and that the referendum result has already hurt businesses’ finances, according to a survey of its membership by insolvency and restructuring trade body R3. 72% of those…

The Competition and Market’s Authority, (CMA) has conducted a market study into legal services and found that businesses looking to employ legal help often don’t have all the information they need to make an informed choice. This can lead to poor quality service or consumers paying over the odds. Small businesses are disproportionately affected by…

​​​Almost half of the UK’s small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs) are being paid late, according to Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs), the company behind Direct Debit and Bacs Direct Credit in the UK. The average late payment debt now stands at £32,185 which equates to a substantial £26.3 billion total across the 47 per…

Four-in-ten (38%) small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) have suffered cashflow problems over the past two years, according to new research1 by Amicus Commercial Finance. The figure rises to two-thirds (65%) among medium-sized firms with between 50 and 250 staff. According to the study conducted among 500 small businesses owners, over the past two years one-in-seven (15%)…

New research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) shows disputes are costing small firms in England and Wales at least £11.6 billion each year. FSB’s latest report, ‘Tied Up: Unravelling the dispute resolution process for small firms’, reveals for the first time the scale of disputes in the economy and the costs spent chasing debts.…

More than 5000 restaurant companies are at risk of insolvency as a result of the Brexit vote and business cost increases. A total of 5,570 restaurant companies have at least a 30% chance of going insolvent within the next three years according to Moore Stephens. Higher costs and stagnating incomes have put a strain on businesses, and…

Ireland’s SMEs are waiting the longest for payment from customers, according to the inaugural Global Business Monitor report from international business funder, Bibby Financial Services (BFS). The global study surveyed business owners in the USA, Germany, UK, Poland, Hong Kong and Ireland and found that Irish SMEs wait an average of 38 days for payment.…